Fancy a trip to the big smoke? From this October until early January, discover giant light sculptures of wetland wildlife, interspersed with magical, playful installations, such as light tunnels and responsive lily pads, at the award-winning WWT London Wetland Centre in Barnes, south west London.

ILLUMINATURE, running from 4.00pm (5.30pm in October) to 10.00pm from 22nd October 2021 to 9th January 2022, offers visitors an interactive ‘wild’ experience of London under the stars. The illuminated light trail includes huge, beautifully lit models of floating swans, a family of otters, a flock of flamingos and Winifred the owl, amongst many others. In total, there are 214 different elements that make up the illuminated light trail, not including accent and ambient light theming.

Children and adults can dance under rainfall lights, skip along with fireflies, play in the blue waters of an immersive light tunnel, hop along responsive lily pads, create colourful shadow animals, and have plenty of photo opportunities along the way.

This is set amongst the reed beds, lagoons and grazing marsh of WWT London Wetland Centre, with the sights and sounds of night-time nature playing out in the background.

WWT London Wetland Centre is a 105-acre wetland visitor centre in Barnes, an international award-winning visitor attraction and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). It is home to a wide range of wildlife species including birds, water voles, bats and amphibians. Facilities include six wildlife hides, Water’s Edge Café, Observatory, a gift shop and free car park. The Centre also has adventure play areas for children.

Tickets are priced at £17.50 for adults and £12.50 per child and must be pre-booked online at